Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park


A sprinkle of knowledge, a dash of power, mix in a little control and leave to bake for 6 months. What do you get? A group of young people working alongside youth workers to create a positive space for themselves and other young people in Sutton park.   Young people previously felt unsafe in their … Continue reading Young people bring Leeds United to Sutton Park

‘Street-Safer’ Communities


The Youth Association’s detached team has secured some further funding to continue its ‘Street Safe’ scheme in the Halton area of Leeds. The team in Leeds has responded to local young people’s concerns about knife crime and the choices some of them are making to carry knives, by taking innovative ‘street safe’ workshops out onto the … Continue reading ‘Street-Safer’ Communities

Model behaviour


Last week, Community Ambassadors from the newly-formed girls’ project in Killingbeck visited Leeds City College’s ‘Media Make-up’ department. The young women had previously shared their love of make up with youth workers which sparked the new girls’ project. All the young women aspire to go to college when leaving school, some of whom would like … Continue reading Model behaviour

“You’re Not A Loan”


Last year we were lucky enough to secure funding from the Lowell Giving Community Fund to deliver information sessions to young adults about the possible and probable dangers posed by loan sharks. TYA currently offers voice and influence opportunities to young adults who have been unemployed for 12 months or more. Working with this group … Continue reading “You’re Not A Loan”

‘Beauty and the beast’


In the month of International Women’s Day, young women in Killingbeck (Leeds) have gathered to consider the focus of a new young women’s project. The seed was planted when young women who had taken part in decorating the local community building shared their love of professional make up. Visits to local colleges have been planned, … Continue reading ‘Beauty and the beast’

Eat on the Street


With support from Leeds Community Foundation’s Healthy Holidays programme and FareShare Yorkshire, our team has been hitting the streets of Leeds throughout the summer, with our Eat on the Street programme! In Sutton Park and Killingbeck, children, young people and parents took part in sporting, arts and outdoor education activities, whilst being provided with lots … Continue reading Eat on the Street